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I wonder if website vistors have noticed the uncanny resemblance between these two little scallywag monkeys that are 'playing' with their mobile phones and 'pretending' to be 'power users' and 'pretending' to do 'really useful and important work' and are 'pretending' to be 'super clever'? Perhaps they are related. I think we should be told.

At 08.47 on the 7th of July 2015 Heart Internet contacted me via their support ticket system.

"Hi Robin,

We have been contacted by a Rex Gibbons with regards to this domain and associated hosting package. They have requested to gain control over it, so that it may be hosted within another Heart account. Are there any reasons why this transfer should not be actioned? Please respond to this ticket with any pertinent information".

I also discovered that that my 'reliable and trustworthy' project partner, Mr Gibbons had locked me out of the website, and was taking steps to make this great project his own? This caused me a mere five minutes of incoveniece as I let myself back in, and kicked Mr Gibbons out - for good. I will not do my work with anyone that I had grown to loathe, detest, and cannot trust further than I can throw them.


Yes, I did have pertinent information. I wanted to wring the neck of Mr Gibbons for trying to steal this excellent project website that I have knocked my socks off to build and develop.  Mr Gibbons deeply resented the fact that I had told him that he was completely failing to perform in his role as project partner, and I was no longer prepared to work with him. I was completely fed up with having to hold his digital hand and wipe his digital backside.


Had Mr Gibbons been brilliant, average, or just base level competent, I would have said that he was brilliant. Unfortunately, his performance was truly dire. I will not have a 'project partner' who cannot, or will not, pull their weight. A freeloader.


Sad to say, but Mr Gibbons is a fantasist and website 'wannabe'. Mr Gibbons was hoping that I could make him look great (as I did 15 years ago). Mr Gibbons failed to cut the mustard, so he was 'let go'.

Whilst I have been working my socks off, Mr Gibbons (and a couple of other scallywag monkeys), have been snaking their way into pubs, and wanting people to believe that:

  • Mr Gibbons is God's gift to websites?
  • My innovation, insight, creativity and design is actually the work of Mr Gibbons? 
  • That Mr Gibbons had been hard done by?
  • That I have stolen this website project from Mr Gibbons?
  • That a retired police officer and very experienced web developer has suddenly turned thief?
    (My last two websites were to make HDC area Dementia Friendly, and to build a Clinical Trials Recruitment Portal for the National Institute of Health Research - Mental Health - Biomedical Resech Centre at King's College, London)?


I suggest that the assertions of Mr Gibbons,and his friends, are somewhat unlikely, improbable, implausible, and stretch all notions of reality, honesty, integrity, credability, and reason, by more than just a little.  Welcome to Weird and Wonderfull World of Mr Gibbons.


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About the Loud Shirt Brewing Co Ltd....

The Loud Shirt Brewing Co. was set up by Martyn Batchelor and Mike Thomson on 29 February 2016 – a special day for a special occasion. We have two things in common – we love brewing vibrant, delicious beers; and we share the same taste in fashion!.

Martyn and Mike have been friends since 1984. Martyn is the Loud Shirt Ale-Chemist, weaving magical spells to transform our malt, hops, yeast and secret ingredients into liquid gold. Mike is the Loud Shirt Beer Cellar, a truly dedicated follower of passion, unleashing Loud Shirt beers into the world.

We are based in Brighton, currently brewing around 100 litres of beer per week. We are designing a state-of-the-art 10 barrel brewery and plan to move in the spring of 2017.

About Our beers....

Our beers are exceptional. We use top quality ingredients and we take longer than average to fully ferment / mature our beer.  We take great care in both the brewing and the storage of our beer.

All our beers are vibrant. For example, they contain quality hops, zingy fruits, subtle flowers, herbs or spices.  Our beers pack a punch, with ABVs of 5% and over.

We have been experimenting with our recipes for over a year and have recently launched our first range of beers – Psychedelic IPA, Hawaiian Tropical Pale Ale, Flower Power Floral Blonde Beer and Retro Strong Dark Beer. Savour the flavour!

At the Loud Shirt Brewing Co we take pride in crafting vibrant and exciting beers. We hand pick best quality ingredients for each batch, add a twist, condition our beers for longer than average and avoid animal or artificial clearing agents. Just like the shirts our founders Mike and Martyn love to wear, our beers are surprisingly tasteful.


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About Kiln Brewery
We are an independent nano-brewery based in Burgess Hill dedicated to creating full flavoured craft beers. 
Kiln Brewery's beers are available on draft, bottles, and cans.

Our Products:
  • Boardwalk Transatlantic Pale Ale
  • Brewlin Rouge Red Ale
  • Souther Pale Ale 5%ABV
  • Bricks and Porter - Smoked Porter 5.6%ABV


Souhern Pale Ale 5%


Bricks and Porter smoked porter 5.6%

Contact Rob: 07598 518306



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  • Michael Nugent and Katharine Lee
  • Bicycle and sign
  • Fermenters
  • Barrels
  • Inside
  • Inside 2
  • Inside 3
  • Inside 4
  • Inside 5
  • Inside 7
  • Project GoKart


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Great fun was had...

By everyone who were invited along to the official launch  of Horsham's latest Brewery on last Wednesday evening at the brewery in Redkiln Close.

Chapeau Brewing Co Ltd is a craft brewery setup and operated by the husband and wife team of Michael Nugent and Katharine Lee.

Four great beers to sample and enjoy, and the food was also excellent.

It is great to have another brewery in Horsham.

We wish Michael and Katharine every success with their venture.

Michael and Katharine hope that you'll drop by on a regular basis for a chat, a look around their brewery and to sample their ales. 

View full brewery listing - Chapeau Brewery

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Andy Hepworth

Hepworths Brewery listing updated to reflect change of address to new brewery at Stane Street Adversane.

Google Mapand County map also updated.

New Brewery Database Listing

New Brewery Record

Hepworths Beers List


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Chapeau Brewing is a micro brewery based in Horsham, West Sussex. We have a core range of beers supplemented with seasonal specials. All of our beers are available directly from the brewery, find them in local pubs or you will soon be able to order them online. 

The Chapeau Tap Room

Our tap room is a small licensed bar where you can enjoy our beers draft or fill up and take away either a 2 or 4 pint container. Stop in for a chat, see what we've got brewing and don't forget - if you arrive on a bike you will get a 5% discount on any of our beers!

Opening hours:

Mon -Thurs: 10.00 - 17.00

Friday:         10.00 - 20.00

Saturday:     10.00 - 13.00

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Deep in the heart of West Sussex lies a passionate brewer, his wife and their baby with a mission to brew delicious, traditional and modern tasting beers. 

Brolly Brewing - view listing!

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Very many congratulations to boys and girls from the splendid Crown pub in Hastings who were on stage in London with Jay Rainer and Nigella Lawson to collect their Observer Good food and drink award for being judged the best place to pop in for a drink'!

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Warm citrus on the nose leads to a fine blend of bitter orange and sweeter liquorice notes in the mouth. A beautifully hand-crafted classic gin, made from a blend of grain spirit and Rathfinny's own distilled 'Rebêche' (the third pressing of grapes). Infused with the finest traditional botanicals:

  • Juniper
  • Coriander
  • Angelica
  • Orris
  • Liquorice,
  • Lemon
  • Bitter orange
  • Angelica seed
  • Hyssop

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About us....

Tom Cat Gin began in early November 2016 with the idea of launching our Dry Sussex Gin just before Christmas 2016. Our gin produced in small batches of 75 litres at a time. It is bottled into 70cl, 20cl and 5cl bottles. Both the 70cl and 20cl bottles are individually hand dipped in black sealing wax which can be easily removed.

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Dry Sussex Gin....

The botanicals....

  • Juniper
  • Oris root
  • Coriander
  • Orange peel
  • Cardomom
  • Lemon peel

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"Velvet-textured with floral coriander and orris flavours, balanced with grapefruit and lemon zests. Perfected with a long finish of subtle bitter orange notes...."

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The Distillery: A blend of skills, experience and artistry as rare as the Gin itself….

Technically, you can make gin in about 48 hours. Which makes you wonder why we need 8,760 – or an entire year - to make a batch of Foxhole Gin. The answer is that most gins are made using grain spirit alone. Ours, on the other hand, includes grape spirit. So we have to factor in a full grape-growing season, harvest and first pressing for winemaking, before we can even start. Then we have to make our own English wine, which doesn’t happen overnight, either.

It takes two days to distil the wine into grape spirit; another two days to blend it with neutral spirit and carefully selected botanicals. Then it’s back to the still for a second time, and the real magic happens.

But because no two grape vintages are the same, our raw material changes from year to year, too. So we work with our distillers to achieve the perfect flavour balance and ensure consistent quality. The result is a smooth, aromatic gin whose flavours subtly change with each new harvest. To be honest, we couldn’t make it any quicker, even if we wanted to. We think you’ll agree it’s definitely worth taking time over.

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The Mayfield Gin Story

Created by James Rackham, founder of artisanal spirits company, Emporia Brands, liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Distillers and resident of Mayfield, East Sussex.

The dramatic label depicts the story of St. Dunstan and & The Devil, an epic event which, the story goes, happened in the 10th Century in Mayfield Village.

Our hops were discovered as a wild hop growing in local hedge rows and is now cultivated in just one acre of a thirty acre hop farm in Salehurst. Sussex Hop is now an approved variety and gives an amazing citrus and hop character to our fabulous Sussex gin.

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Slakes Sussex Dry Gin....

Slake’s take on the British classic, London dry gin style. A juniper & citrus forward Sussex dry gin, but without a citrus fruit in sight!

This is a bold Gin, full of flavour, a little less dry than most with a rich mouth-feel. Distilled in a single-shot from a premium grain spirit base infused with both traditional and locally grown ingredients. Picked, blended and bottled by hand to best capture the taste of the seasons, Sussex by the Sea and the South Downs. 


Juniper, Coriander, Cassia, Cardamom, Fennel, Angelica, Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena.

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